Our Reviews

Thank you for your kind words!

Your pet’s health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

“Always there when you need them, great staff and a great selection of pet food. We wouldn’t trust our pets to just anyone, this is the place for us.”

Sean N.

“I still can’t get over how wonderful the Russell Lake Animal Hospital is at caring for not only my dog but all my crazy questions. They never quick to push off your questions but care that you feel completely comfortable and informed!”

Alexa D.

“Honestly had such an incredible experience for my dogs first visit. Both the vet and the vet tech were extremely patient and knowledgeable. They took the extra time and steps to make sure my dogs and myself were comfortable and to make sure that I had total understanding of my pet’s care. Highly recommend.”

Kaydence K.

“The staff at Russell Lake animal hospital have always been friendly as well as very caring towards my cats. The doctor truly enjoys working with animals and ensuring they receive the absolute best care.”

Dillon S.

“I enjoy every visit I have with the Russell Lake Animal Hospital team. Not only do they take care of your pet(s), they take a personal interest in you – the human – as well. I am always greeted warmly and always offered the best service whether I am in with my pet or just in buying some food. Cheers to this great team!!”

Rosa M.

“Dr. Barkai is a wonderful vet. All the staff at the Russell Lake Animal Hospital are excellent. I would recommend Dr. Barkai and the Russell Lake Hospital to any pet owner.”

Kevin M.

“Russell Lake Animal Hospital has been outstanding in providing health care to our Dog Abby. They provided help to us when we felt our previous service provider was not listening to our concerns. Their approach to treatment was through & took into account areas of concern that we had not considered. The treatment & follow up care has helped our pet enjoy a better life.”

Norm L.

“Like most people, our dog Frank is like a family member to us and we love him so dearly. New to the Halifax area, we were determined to find Frank the best care possible. After some research and a survey of the veterinarians in the Halifax area, we decided on Russell Lake for both their excellent reputation and reasonable costs. Our visit yesterday affirmed our decision. Dr. Barkai is incredibly patient, sweet, and caring with Frank. He has never had such a positive and calm experience at a veterinarian clinic before. Her patience and compassionate disposition ensure us that his health is in the best care. Plus, she always makes a personal phone call to check up and see how our guy is doing. Honestly – sweestest vet ever! We will definitely be coming back here and would recommend them for your animal’s care.”

Abbie S.

“Very helpful staff. Willing to give advice to help you better care for your pets.”

Andrew M.

“Always such a friendly and welcoming experience. My dogs love going.”

Jill C.

“The staff at Russell Lake Animal Hospital go above and beyond to ensure your pet is receiving the best care. Dr.Rock’s love for animals is very evident and she is extremely attentive to your pet’s needs and is willing to answer your questions at any time. I would highly recommend choosing them as your vet clinic if you are in the area.”

Julia

“On a Friday evening, our cat some how got her let entangled in a blanket.We phoned a few vets but they had no appointments. Finally, I found Russell Lake Animal Hospital on the web. They said to bring her in right away, examined her, relieved her pain and gave us directions to bring her back in for an x-ray. The vet even gave us her phone number if we needed her during the night. We thought that was awfully kind. Thank you for your care!”

Ruth Ann A.

“My experience with Russell Lake animal hospital bar none has been the best Vet clinic in a long time for me. My Vet has been super along with her staff. I usually accept new staff when my vets move on with their lives, however after rescuing at least 15 cats in the past 10 years I assumed I would receive the same service from the staff when my vet moved on. I did not feel comfortable as when you take on another stray, bills come with it. This leads to stress & concern and I did not feel right in staying as I felt “strays” didn’t sound good to them. Russell Lake’s employees show compassion when you walk in the door are only too happy to listen to your concerns for your pet. Dr. Adva Barkai-Ronayne and her staff are superb to my 4 cats AND ME.”

Doreen E.

“Always a pleasure to take our dog in for his annual visit. Staff is professional and friendly. Dr. Barkai is very knowledgeable and helpful and treats our pet with a great deal of gentle care.”

Auld B.

“The staff and service are exceptional. Both of our pets have been going to Dr. B since they were babies. Our dog LOVES going there – he loses his mind with excitement every time. Odd, I know, but it’s one of his favourite places. We love you!”

Carolyn M.